Canadiens Dump Blues

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Updated: October 13, 2019

The Montreal Canadiens defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champions 6-3 on Saturday night, handing the Blues their first regulation season loss in the young 2019-2020 NHL hockey season.

Montreal jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Tomas Tatar scored his second of the season at the 12:59 mark of the first period. The Blues Brayden Schenn evened the score at the 17:57 mark as he notched his forth goal of the young NHL season. Montreal pulled ahead shortly after as Jonathan Drouin scored at the 18:47 mark, giving the Habs squad a 2-1 lead after the first period.

St. Louis scored early in the second period as Sammy Blais notched his third of the season at the 1:05 mark of the second. Vince Dunn scored on the power play, giving the Blues a 3-2 lead. Montreal would tie the game at 3-3 on a goal by Phillip Danault.

The third period was all Montreal as Artturi Lehknonen made it 4-3 Habs before Brendan Gallagher notched his third point of the night, adding an insurance marker at 11:56 of the third period. With the score 5-3 for Montreal, the Blues pulled their goalie but failed to capitalize with the extra attacker. Max Domi sealed the deal with an empty net goal, giving Montreal a 6-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Montreal’s record improved to 2-1-2 on the season.

Drouin continues to be the best Montreal player on the ice in this early season as he continues to show improvement. He is tied for the team lead in points so far this season, collecting 2 goals and 4 assists. Brendan Gallagher’s three point night also sees him with 2 goals and 4 assists.

A complete game recap is available in the video below.

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